We love a chicken dish in summer. This tender meat is light enough to be enjoyed in warmer weather, and goes brilliantly with all of the delicious seasonal veg available.
From barbecuing to roasting; whole birds to wings and thighs; get ready to celebrate the season with our favourite summer chicken recipes. Winner winner chicken dinner!
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If you’re planning to have people over for dinner, this is the recipe to make! The chicken is marinated and finished on the barbecue, making it taste out-of-this-world good. And when served with crunchy Florentine potatoes and a crisp green salad, it’s ideal for enjoying in the summer sun.
These sweet, sticky chicken wings are finger-licking good! Big flavours come from the gorgeous honey glaze, with a hint of chilli and garlic. Simply serve with some griddled bruschetta, pickled onions, a glass of something cold… and a napkin!
WATCH: Jamie and Tom Walker make their spicy chicken wings
You’re gonna love this chicken tikka skewers recipe. The tikka paste is a brilliant shortcut, making them so quick to prepare; and by replicating the magic of a tandoor oven in a pan – or on the barbecue if the sun is shining – this is so easy to cook. The result is juicy, spicy chicken with a gorgeous crispy coating.
We love Jamie’s take on this retro beauty – something special that’s perfect for feasts. Take this dish up a notch by making your own mayonnaise, and you can easily make it vegetarian by swapping the chicken for roasted cauliflower. Delicious.
For a next-level fakeaway, try Jamie’s take on this fast-food classic. Perfectly crispy chicken, golden sweet potato wedges and a zingy jalapeño salsa, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. What’s not to love?
Crunchy coated chicken, juicy cherry tomatoes and sweet peppers make this twist on a Caesar salad oh-so good – and, even better, it’s on the table in just 15 minutes! The punchy dressing is something special and really makes this flavour-packed midweek meal.
These sticky-sweet chicken wings are ideal for barbecues. Marinate them overnight in a ginger, honey and chilli glaze, then cook over the coals for a proper smoky hit. Super easy to make, these won’t be around for long!
This Vietnamese salad from Uyen Luu is her version of a classic and is bursting with zingy flavour. It’s perfect for using up leftover roast chicken, and you can switch out the peas for other veg you already have, like carrots or courgettes.
Bring these skewers along to a barbecue and you’ll be everyone’s favourite guest. Chicken thighs are filled with an almond and anchovy stuffing, wrapped in prosciutto, then roasted on top of potatoes until crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. The potatoes absorb the chicken juices as they cook making for outrageous flavour.
A marinade of zingy lemon, garlic and spices brings the flavour bomb to this chicken dish. Try finishing it on the barbecue to really take it to the next level and you’ll get crispy, golden skin and that irresistible smoky taste. Just add dressed garden leaves.
There’s little better than the all-time classic combo of chicken and chips. Here we’ve made things even easier by cooking it all in one pan, with fresh herbs and lemon bringing all those gorgeous flavours together. Sunshine on a plate!
This cracking one-pan chicken recipe is so good and easy to make, you’ll cook it on repeat! Fragrant lemongrass, ginger and garlic flavour the chicken; and when served with rice noodles, teriyaki sauce and zingy lime, it’s a great midweek meal.
You need this chicken sarnie in your life! Juicy chicken thighs with crispy skin are teamed with a tangy, crunchy homemade coleslaw, which is the real game-changer. Tuck in!
This medley of flavours brings something really special to your plate. Chicken tossed with jerk seasoning is popped in a bun with slaw, charred pineapple and pickled Scotch bonnet chilli. Squeeze together and enjoy alfresco.
Looking for the perfect post-workout lunch? This meal hits the spot, and is packed with goodness – nutty quinoa and lean chicken makes a nutritious yet filling meal, with charred pineapple and avocado dressing adding the elegance. A brilliant gluten-free recipe.